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and that is growing. and also in virginia, we are tracking 495, the inner and outer loop. listens are wide open from 95 all the way up to that american legion bridge. andrea, over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the son of former president carter says mr. carter will be in washington today. the 85-year-old has a book signing scheduled. mr. carter was hospitalized in cleveland yesterday with with stomach ailments. >>> president obama heads to richmond, virginia. it's the final stop on a four- state tour. the president is trying to energize democrats ahead of november's midterm election. >>> overseas, disease going to be a slow go in spain today. the largest labor unions are calling for a general strike. the daily flights between dulles airport and madrid has already been cancelled. right now we are following breaking news. an apartment fire along 16th street in northwest washington. lindsey mastis live on the streets. what more can you tell us? >> eight people were transported to the hospital. five to the burn unit and one with a child. two people are
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
have temperatures in the western regions in the 50s in western maryland, west virginia. on the bay, on the eastern shore, around 60 degrees. right near the waters i's in the mid and upper 60s. he view from space showing a mostly clear sky. a few clouds producing showers in eastern kentucky. that is a little bitf a disturbance that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. east of the blue ridge, sunset, and metro area perhaps this evening. and otherwise we'llust have a few clouds coming through with highs near 90 today. near 90 on thursday. e'll repeat this on friday. a mini heat wave as we say good-bye to summer, hello autumn. it should cool down as we get to the weekend. saturday highs in the mid-80s. morning lows in the 60s. cooler on sunday in the next week. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing fine sofr this morning. overnight road work has been picked up. travel lanes open. relatively light to moderate volume. that is good news. northbound movg along well. 395 to 14th street bridge, a little hard to tell this early morning. lanes are open. that's the g.w. parkway under 3
the latest on fox 5 news at 10 and back to you. >>> the news edge on virginia where an inmate pleaded guilty today and he admitted to shooting a deputy and stabbing another. despite the injuries, master deputy charles embree and deputy thomas like were able to subdue phillips. both survived and phillips faces up to 30 more years in prison. >>> and court hearings for the suspected serial stabber are delayed in michigan. a defense lawyer has waved his right to have a speedy hearing and is faying a murder charge. five men were killed and 9 more seriously injured in the series of stabbings and is expected in acts in virginia and ohio. >>> flames destroyed three hopes and damaged four more. a day later, investigators don't know what sparked the fire in monasses. thify marshal believes that the flames began on the back deck of the home in tillett loop and spread quickly and is not sure why. >> reporter: investigators say that it could take some tom before they have a grass opthis blaze. the fire marshal is reviewing audio and video from witnesses at the scene and investigators have a scientific m
a neighborhood in 7 level ising three huge homes and damaging several -- a virginia neighborhood leveling three homes and damaging several others. the flames broke out this afternoon on tillett loop and manassas leaving charred piles of debris behind. fox 5's bob barnard live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: eight hours after the first flames were spotted fire crews are still here and working, the remains of three houses here still smoldering and they just put some water on some of these smoking spots a short time ago. in the middle there where it's believed this thing started, that house burned to the ground. this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire, three homes side by side up in flames, scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home bas
through homes in a northern virginia neighborhood thursday. the flames taking down three houses despite the best efforts of more than 100 firefighters. today we've obtained the 911 calls placed from tillett loop in manassas. fox 5's bob barnard with the worried voices behind the dramatic pictures of yesterday's fire. >> reporter: as soon as the first smoke and flames appeared, the calls started coming in. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in su you tell where the fire is? >> it looks like it's in the rear of the house. >> okay. like the deck or something? >> i can't tell. i'm down the street and i mean it's just plumes of black smoke now, the whole pretty much neighborhood getting engulfed in black smoke right now. >> reporter: a young man inside the house where the fire started was the first to call. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> come quick, come quick! fire, fire. >> reporter: it's the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas, his house the middle of three that would be eventually destroyed. >> what's on fire? >> my deck, my house! >> your house is on fir
. >> good and bad side. good side is the rain has broken upcoming ver he bored from her virginia to maryland. running into dryer slot of air in ennsylvania. but heevy rainfall over rich land and south of us. zoooing out the picture here. a little bigger view. carolinas, tornado watches issued down there. we could see it shifting up to our region for tomorrow afternoon.ú with pooential forrinstability in the atmosphere as we see the system move up. %-system, see the trough, activy is riding on. this troughhis just also associated withhthat area of low pressure riggt now, ccnsidered ttopical storm nicole that is spinning down there. and will continue to lose ú%rength through the overnight. but we do have also a low that issriding up tte frontal boundary, that is what the hhad of nicole, and this is what is helping to bridge the moisture rain into play in ouu neck of the woods. %-becomm a low itself, so thatd ú%ere will be two lows riding along the ffontal bouudary, through carolinas, virginia and %-so we have a flash flood watch througg the night tonight into ttmorrow. all for
started doing after the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> we don't have any motives at this time. when you have a situation like this, you're going to get multiple descriptions. >> reporter: police confirmed they believe the gunman acted alone but they still working on figuring out what triggered this attack on one of the largest public universities in the u.s. in new york, laura ingalls, fox news. >>> a. dear who was shot by a patient's son is back at home tonight. dr. david cohen was released from the hospital last night. police say a 50-year-old man shot him earlier this month before then killing his mother and him and dr. cohen had to undergo surgery and spent 10 days in the hospital. >>> the driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan was in court on new charges. she pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car, hit two college students and crashed into a restaurant on september 8th. one of the pedestrians of austria died several days later. adams was originally charged with driving drunk and aggravated assault. >>> a sentencing trial for
she died. so far, no motive or suspect in this one. >>> in manassas, virginia, a photographer was robbed and stabbed while taking pictures at the canterbury village shopping center yesterday morning. police say two people approached him and demanded his camera and money. when he refused, police say they stabbed him. >> a little bit of mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it is not before the neighborhood but at the same time, it is shocking because i kind of thing this shouldn't happen. >> police caught one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy. they are still looking for another person. the photographer is being treated for several stab wounds and is expected to recover. >>> another big story this morning. blocking a repeal of don't ask, don't tell. senate republicans unanimously voted to block a bill that would have lifted the mull tri's ban on openly gay soldiers. the general chosen by president obama to lead the marine corps says he does not think that congress should lift the ban. he spoke on capitol hill just hours before the septa defeated the defense pol
in virginia is gone. traffic on the beltway at colesville, more neighbors are hitting the votes, but it is a steady pace. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 60 degrees outside on this wednesday morning. >> reggie bush takes his lumps. the former usc running back makes a major decision regarding the tainted heisman trophy. >> on "the oprah show", in 1987 and west virginia town erupted after an aids patient jumped into a community swimming pool. 23 years later, oprah goes back to find out if attitudes have changed. today at 4:00 on abc 7. >> the seattle storm defeated the atlanta dream 87-84 last night. a commanding two games to 1 in the best of five series. >> tim brant has sports. >> good morning. the nationals got a terrific performance from livan hernandez. the mets had lost six in the vowel. eight of their last 11. atlanta -- dez in alask and had a home run in the fourth with two rbis. they beat atlanta 6-0. let's go to baltimore. the big offensive explosion. the bottom of the fifth inning. , hit it to deep right field. what a turnaround in baltimore. androgen bush has returned
moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coast. we continue to be under the gun for showers during the course of the morning hours but later on today we'll get some sunshine breaking through the clouds on what will be a breezy day. 73 degrees is the current temperature in the district. 68 at dulles. 72 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. your forecast for today, early clouds and rain, giving way to afternoon sun. breezy, winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. 81 for the high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> a lot going on on the roads this morning. let's start off in maryland. southbound along 270 on the brakes out of germantown into rockville. the local lanes improving southbound toward falls road. the main line jammed up badly, germantown to the split. outer loop slow from route 1 college park. crash on the outer loop at 202 now cleared. bw parkway and 95 slow out of
. >> reporter: commuters here ar from maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. and over on 95, could you find drives from any state in the union and tourists from any country in the world. this new maryland ban on handheld cell pne use while drive ago driving applies to all of thm. no texting, no handheld cell phones. the goal is to cut down on distracted driving. last year in maryland, there were 549 traffic fatalities. a large number were caused by distctions. >> 30% of those recent crashes have been related to people using their cell phones or texting. and we want to make sure that people understand, evenhough we think we can do three or four things in the car at one time, it's never a good idea. >> reporter: texting while driving was made a primary offense last year. it took longer to get the new law bang handheld cell phone use while driving. it's a secondary offense. which means if the driver gets stopped for speeding or neglect driving. they can also get ticketed for drivi with a handheld cell phone. >> i hope that message gets around, and particularly to young people. we pass
from virginia through the carolinas through florida. that's the area we're watching for that potential developing tropical storm to head in our direction. watch the clouds to thicken up. maybe showers arriving from south to north mid-afternoon to this evening. heavier rain arrives by tomorrow morning. right now, let's get you to work on time, here's kim brown with a check on traffic. >> you can get to work and school on time, traffic is off to a lovely start. we don't have a whole lot of volume right now, in addition to, that really no problems, we do have one utility incident, brooklyn park, blocking the right lane on the southbound side of richie highway at 4th avenue. traffic is able to get by without issues to the left. as we check our drive times, no delays on the 95 corridor. up to 395. 29 looks good through howard county. i-70 and route 32. on the southwest side of the beltway, traffic flows freely from i-70 to 95. as we check our cameras around the area, anne arundel county, northbound looks good towards 695, baltimore beltway. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. >>> a minute a
there in west virginia. that's the upper level low pressure system making its way northward very quickly. a few tornado warnings this morning of washington county, allegheny county and maryland. it's ju left with a few clouds right now. rain returns to the area, probably starting wednesday night. 78 degrees right now in sterling, 82 degrees right now in the district. georgetown and folks in largo right now at 81 degrees. you dropped one degree. montgomery county right now 81. we'll see clouds leave the area, 68 degrees, but 11: p.m. we're talking about some more tropical rains getting up into our area. that will come from this system right here, which cou be tropical storm nicole, that will be bringing a lost rain tthe area. for the overnight, the evening, our winds diminish, more of those tropical rains comehis way, we'll talk about the amounts expected for the area, 2 to 3 inchesn top of what we've gotten, and it will be a lot more down south too. all that and more coming newspaper a few. >>> a man in charles unty, mashld was r maryland, was rescued from a deep well at a sewage treatment plan
drivers coming out of virginia to commit to 270 and then those drivers who are merely take 2g 70 to continue their trip out of virginia. let me show you. this is the pa poen. i promise you the delays are pretty substantial. look at that. nothing is moving on 270 north. obviously so witho lanes open and these lanes do kick back as you might imagine to the capital beltway. it was a very nasty commute a you made your approach. as y can see, inching along painfully slow and the inner loop, by the way, is headed away from the camera here up toward e top of your screens, continue onto 270. and then again as we make the pass, democracy boulevard, it is just"i inching along. unfortunately they're moving the cameras around because it is a live accident. the ramp that comes around is a flyover ramp to continue on the hov lanes to continue northbound ong 270. the best workaround, there's not really a direct one, but 29 working its way through bethesda. but those lays -- excuse me -- those workarounds are not going to last for a very long time because a lot of the driversre going to have the
appearances in iowa and richmond, virginia today. president hit new mexico and wisconsin yesterday talking about jobs, the economy, taxes and education. all of those key unders in the upcoming mid-term elections p during a stop in albuquerque, mr. obama talked about abortions saying the practice should remain legal but with some limbits on late-term abortions. the president also talked about religion describing to voters how he became a christian as a young adult. >> my mother was one of most spiritual people i knew but she didn't raise me in the church. so i came to my christian faith later in life and it was because of the precepts of jesus christ spoke to me in terms of the kind life that i would want to lead. >> a recent poll showed about a quarter of americans thought mr. obama was a muslim but the president has written about his christian faith in two memoirs and spoken about it repeatedly. south a warning for iphone users. we have a warning from police about an increase in crime. >>> a tiny dog left to die in a dumpster. how he was finally rescued.  four years ago, bob ehrlich g
of fairfax county. of of montgomery county. low 50s. loudon and frederick, as well as into northern virginia. weather watchers reportg only near 50. west of the blue ridge, a little bit warmer. winchester, 58. rural areas, only in the 40s to near 50. eastern shore, mid-50s under a clear sky. lots of sunshine as high pressure is moving in. highs reaching near 80. tomorrow, increasing clouds. blustery, southerly wind should warm us to the low to mid-80s. needed rain thursday night. dry friday into the weekend. how is your traffic now, jerry? >> certainly picking up volume. 95 nkd through the enter changes. northbound traffic, left side of your screen. overnight road wrk southbound. right now southbound is doing okay northbound to the capital beltway. let's head over and update you on 270. the good news is it's not as bad as it appears along 270 as you round the bend. just a little volume. travel lanes open. metro and vre are okay. brunswick 870 is 12 minutes behind schedule. we'll keep you updated. >>> this morning vincent gray is poised to become the district's next mayor. he defeated adrian
for mass transit riders in virginia. a lonely track. >>> we will break down the latest poll for the governor race. a >>> the calm before the storm. a check on traffic and weather every 10 minutes when this kenmore elite multi-motion washer... how does that work? hit it! see, other machines only go in circles. this kenmore elite has multi-motions for a custom clean. it scrubs to help lift stains, rolls to wash gently, swings, steps, and tumbles. better than just circles, what! sorry. get a free stainless steel upgrade on top brands, and 15% off all appliances. plus save up to an additional $250 instantly with our appliance trade-in program. sears. >> welcome back. tropical depressions 16 will continue to go do north right into the washington area. it will push a lot of moisture into our region. it should become tropical storm -- nicole later this morning. heavy rainfall later tonight and mostly through the day tomorrow. temperatures are comfortable. fredericksburg is a little bit warmer. mid 70 degree temperature range today. late day showers and increasing clouds can be expe
to virginia today. he will hold a similar event in iowa this morning. >>> now to a developing story from across the atlantic the eiffel tower shut down again because of terrorist threats. law-enforcement agencies are working on credible threats. this is the second time in as many weeks. >> it really shows you what the world is starting to look at. i will give you some background and some degree of talking about last week. just a few days ago u.s. homeland security, janet napolitano, said authorities were seeing more terror activities from our broader, more diverse set of threats. today this is giving us 'ew evidence that perhaps what she was talking about. in paris on tuesday night officials evacuated the eiffel tower a#ter phone in threat. this is the second such evacuation in just two weeks. a senior u.s. official tells abc news this is a credible threat. it comes after the questioning of a captured to suspectesuspecn g. hottest. -- german jihadist. officials actually says some of these recruits are looking for the same german moscoque that members of 9/11 attended. back to you. forwar
to julie wright with the on-time traffic. >>> let's start off in virginia with the inner loop slowing, braddock up to gallows where on the ramp at the exit is a stalled car. latest crash in the main line of 395 approaching glebe. the right side blocked off on the main line. it is heavy, slow and steady up to the accident scene. it's causing a tight squeeze out of shirlington past glebe and toward the 14th street bridge. 95 in separate stretchs will be slow, from dale city to lorton and newington toward the beltway. in maryland, between 205 and cedarville, accident pulled to the shoulder but the 301 is slow toward brandywine. 270 gridlocks to falls road before the pace improves. no change at the scene in northwest. 16th street is blocked off between park and columbia for investigation of an early morning fire. again a lot of bailout traffic on georgia avenue, 13th and 14th streets and north cap. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we are following the news out of northwest d.c. with several people injured in a fire. many residents forced from their home. this happened at
throughout the afternoon. sterling, virginia coming in at 78 degrees, herndon about the same. quantico coming in at 81. 71 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 67 by 11:00, waking up and walking out tohe door around 7:00 a.m., 61 degrees, with plenty of sunshine. more nice weather to come. and three, three tropical systems to talk about. i'llreak it down for you coming up. >> busy out ere. >> when we come right back. a local man is found murdered in florida, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding his death continue t unfold tonight. >>> bus drivers spend a second day on strike, causing a problem for commuters. a battle over technology keeping them from getting behin the wheel. >>> farewe to friday's? who's considering giving state workers a day off to cut budget costs. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hoteor restaurant workers who lost the jobsto the spi. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf d that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means workin
's take a look. we can see some rain off to our south in virginia southwest of d.c. moving to the north. so it will take a couple hours to get here. so early in the day i think it will be fine, then the close tore this afternoon, the better the chance for the rain showers. mostly cloudy. you might even get a peak at the sun. then a chance for rain showers later today. the high between 71 and 76. we come back in a few minutes and take a look at the seven-day forecast. >> our big story this morning. the baltimore ravens are playing at home tonight and local fans are thrilled. >> a lot of traffic is expected as well. >> soon, tens of thousands of you will pack the stadium to see the ravens play the browns in the home opener. traffic might be difficult but once you get here businesses will be very happy. >> baltimore in general has been for quite a while awaiting this home opener. >> it is not just fan that is can't wait but the baltimore businesses that benefit from the tens of thousands who will flock downtown to see their favorite birds fly at home for the first time this season. >> sinc
now. --7 g-k#wennsylvania is in the's right now. out in west virginia, talk about some nasty weather. -- a,x-qsout in the atlantic cot talk about some nasty weather. this is some of the late evening pictures from the nasa satellite. and this is from the other satellite. this is the eye. it is 25 miles across. with these super hurricanes you can almost see some swirls inside that are almost like many tornadoes. -- mini tornadoes. some of those winds could be up to 200 miles per hour. the good news is, no threat whatsoever to the eastern united states. an increasing threat to spot in the bermuda area. we will keep a careful eye on that. in the meantime, with high pressure in on us, it will be a delightful, clear night. a delightful day again tomorrow. a lot of sunshine and on the breezy side with northwesterly winds bringing it dreier, cooler air. and a light front may bring has a few light showers, but still on a dry pattern for us. that half inch of rain that we had saturday in 2008 was really needed. -- into sunday was what we really needed. >> coming up, honors for student-athlete
was a standout student athlete through high school and her years at the university of virginia. love's mother said it's to encourage children and young adults four qualities, service, kindness, humility and sportsmanship that togetherred up to one love. love was found dead on may 3rd at the uva campus. her former boyfriend george huguelies what charged -- huguely was charged. >> the foundation will work with underprivileged children. >>> a poll of likely voters gives governor martin o'malley a significant lead over challenger robert ehrlich. we have reaction. governor o'malley and bob ehrlich have plen -- pretty much shared the blessings of people, now the recent polls as ehrlich trailing by double digits. >> i think the poll also vary widely. >> reporter: the variance gives o'malley plan 11 point lead with 52% giving him the nod, 41% for bob ehrlich, a variance with no voar rase ti for the ehrlich campaign. >> so they're light years from everything we've seen. >> reporter: aside from the poll, governor o'malley hopes to gain more traction from the president. >> stand with me in moving maryla
and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in the sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from the 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding rain
are traveling on 29 leaving whited oak headed out towards university boulevard. in virginia, northbound i-95 off to a quiet start and incident-free as you continue outs lorton and no problems to report on 395 between the beltway and the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> the race for maryland governor will have a familiar ring come november. this morning, incumbent governor martin o'malley is celebrating an easy victory in the democratic primary and former governor robert ehrlich got the gop nod. our team election coverage continues with fox 5's bob barnard. >> good to see you. >> reporter: greeting his campaign staff and a half handful of supporters, martin o'malley is off and running towards november's general elect. he is speaking his second term as the free state's chief executive. >> there is a lot at stake and first and foremost is whether we're able to move out of this recession and transform our economy and move to an era where there is greater job opportunities and people are able to go back to work. that is first and foremost the number one priority i
the region. they are light but we have heavier showers in the west virginia and western maryland. they are moving into morgan county, west virginia. that is until 7:30 a.m.. partly cloudy today and less delicious in the middle of the country, as we like to say. more weather in the next half hour. robin? >> and for the record, george got the trivia. >> big rainbow last weekend. thank you, sam. >> don't win anything. but our admiration. >>> let's have sweet music in this half hour. country music returns to nashville, for the first time since the devastating floods in may closed the grand ole opry. it hosted a star-studded cast of musicians. yunji de nies back in nashville for the celebration tonight. >> reporter: what a celebration it will be. back in may, this theater was covered in water. in fact, the only way into the stage was on a boat. but tonight, they are ready to bring the music back to this special part of music city. it is the stage where legends, like june carter and johnny cash. dolly parton and alan jackson, have sung songs that define country music. the grand ole opr
from 66 all the way to the 270 spur on the west side of town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting
this baby. and it will be at the west virginia pumpkin festival, hoping it will win first place. the pumpkin is expected to grow 2-poundings per day and will not be cut until october 6. by then, it's expected to weigh more than a thousand pounds. >> 6:33. firefighters in palm beach county made a bold statement over the weekend. in support to fight breast cancer. the pink heels tour feature firefighters wearing pink t- shirts. breast cancer survivors and supporters to sign the pink heels truck showed up during the rally. the tour for the fundraiser benefits the cancer centers and the deerfield beach area. it is firefighters way of giving back to the community. >>> all right, we are counting down the days until komen maryland's race for the cure. it's coming up soon. it's set for sunday, october 3. abc2 news is going to be live on the air to broadcast the whole event. it's on sunday, the broadcast starts from 7:00 in the morning until 9:00 in the morning. if you want to register, all you have to do is head to our website, abc2news.com. when you get there, look at the top of the page and click
in washington. 74 in hagerstown. couple of lone some sprinkles out in the west virginia mountains. we should be rain free in washington today with a high up to 90 degrees today. much cooler tomorrow. rain for m >>> that's your saturday forecast. lester? >>> bill, thanks. still to come on "today," caught on tape. two girls fighting it out. why one mom was arrested. first this is "today" on nbc. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up arning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've fren college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now he the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even betr. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable coanies. then, he let utilit
on 270 has been shut down. it is backed up all the way into virginia for the present time. we are still trying to get more information on exactly what transpired, how many were injured, and what hospitals that went to. as soon as we get more information on this, we will update you. >> we will check back with you. we are learning more tonight about what the baltimore teachers union is calling a landmark agreement on a new teacher contract that will affect more than 6000 city teachers. >> it appears it will be a contract for city teachers are paid more based on performance and not seniority. tim tooten is live in northeast baltimore where the announcement is about to be made. >> here at the city neighbors charter high school in east baltimore, is the old hamilton middle school. this is where is the mayor, and union leaders about to give details. here is what has been called landmark. it gives teachers an opportunity to make more money based on their performance as well as their time on the job. last spring, state lawmakers approved a new violation system for teachers, based in part on stu
. saturday night, just a risk of showers moving in. particularly virginia, west virginia and across our region late saturday night into sunday morning. that's when we'll have a chance of a few showers. northwest winds. and small craft advisory again through the afternoon. bay temp in the mid- to upper 70s. tonight, then, clear. still a little breezy early on. winds will die down. low 50s. upper 40s in the suburban areas. mid- to upper 50s in the city. tomorrow, sunshine, all day long. only near 75. absolutely a beautiful day coming up tomorrow. >> okay. looking gorgeous. >>> still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. tornadoes and flooding. a powerful storm claims lives in texas. where the system is headed next. >>> wild ride. a maryland woman charged with running over two people and crashing into a restaurant. how it happened. >>> i'm mike schuh, in edgewood, harford county. this police station serves the area of harford county with the worst crime. can moving out of this converted convenience store help? this story when e e,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is just before 6:30. 75 degrees with
's the problem for democrats. the map is expanding. take a look. we are seeing connecticut and west virginia, two states that have been considered solid democratic state, now moving in the direction of republicans. if they can pick up either one of those they can offset washington or california. >> at least one poll i've seen has the republican ahead in west virginia right now. >> and the republicans put over a million dollars into that race beginning over the weekend. >> let's take a look quickly at the house. republicans need to get 39 seats overall in order to get control. >> yeah, and here's what's happening here. er are, this is the battleground. these are the toss-up races. they could go either way. this is shrinking and since we last spoke, george, seven fewer toss-up races all seven moved in the direction of the republicans, so what we're seeing this morning is a republican takeover of the is looking significantly more likely, in fact, they'd only have to win half of those toss-ups to get control of the house. >> jon karl, thanks very much. robin? >> elsewhere a hearing scheduled in washi
that, we'll be watching matthew carefully. robin? >> we will. thank you, sam. >>> the state of virginia carried out the death penalty last night in the state's first execution of a woman in nearly a century. this particular case is re-igniting the debate over crime and punishment. krim sciutto is in virginia with this. >> reporter: we're hearing of an harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses described lewis as terrified and trembling in the chamber. she turned down a sedative, offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her, as she was put to death. it's here, inside this cramped death chamber, where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as described by the laws in the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: her minister of seven years, kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this. and she knew for seven years that this was a good possibility. but she did
. protesters gathered outside the virginia prison where she was given a lethal injection last night convicted of arranging the murders of her husband and his son for a quarter million dollar life insurance policy. >>> popular 1950s singing star eddie fisher has died. ♪ oh, my papa, to me, you are so wonderful ♪ >> fisher a singer but best known for marriages of course first in 1955 to film star debbie reynolds. they were called america's favorite couple then the biggest scandal of the day left her to marry elizabeth taylor who divorced him in 1959 to marry richard burton. fisher died wednesday in california of complications of hip surgery alt age 82. >>> just about 16 minutes past the hour right now. dave price, back from las >> forgive me talking about owatonna, minnesota, watching it northeast looks good. that's your weather picture. >> you owe a ton apologies for mispronouncing. just kistd. thanks dave. two girls slug it out it's on tape. a mother arrested for egging on her daughter during the fight. we'll take you inside this case causing quite a controversy. >> lindsay lohan's drug a
americaspeakingout.com. what will raise the curtain today in sterling, virginia is an outline of an agenda we'd like to see democrats bring to the floor this week, today, that will focus on getting this economy moving again, getting spending under control, and, yes, it includes rolling back the, both the failed economic policies and broadly rejected government takeover of health care enacted last march. >> one of the things that is talked about in the pledge is about job creation and among the ideas there is a 20% reduction in income tax for small businesses. how is that fundamentally different than all of the small business initiatives that have already been proposed by the obama administration? >> well, what we are really talking about is a 20% reduction, immediately, on the bottom line of every small business owner and family farmer in america. but, you're also going to hear republicans today standing out here, as i am in front of front of a small business in sterling, virginia, you're going to hear republicans talk today about congress ought to be acting to make sure there is no tax increase on
north as the virginia/north carolina border. that's a result of tropical depression number 16. when you look at the spaghetti model, it's another bad news for us. it's bringing it over the area. and it, tropical depression number 16, over the next 36 hours. it could give us 5 inches of rain. >>> not much a going on and we'll take it. there's the drive times and the speeds. everything's at full speed. 53 miles per hour is the slowest spot and i think we can live with that. there's the westside. it's starting to get busier and no delays and other problems there. and 83 at shawan road, looking good and no problems on 95, just south of the beltway. and remember, wjz is always on, for traffic information any time go, to wjz.com. >>> thank you, and here's what people will talk about today. disbelief and out rage after a drunk driver is sentenced. >> reporter: between house arrest and prison, the killer will do a year's time. here are the reasons why that's not good enough for the family. >> reporter: it's been a year since the 16-year-old was killed while riding his bike in elkridge. his fami
last. >> for the first time in three years, maryland renewed its rivalry with west virginia. it didn't work out all that well for the terps. despite the fact they ended up with some really big plays. it is tough when you have the new kickoff and you don't get going until around 1:00. on offense -- former dunbar star, many md's greatest high school runningback ever. he's a receiver and catches the first touchdown of the game. moments later, that same connection. gino smith on austin -- save on austin again. 14-0. finally the terps try to get things going a little bit. drakeford recovers. gets the sack. robinson a perfect pass to smith. looks very much like an nfl-ready receiver. goes up and gets it. a 60 yard touchdown. one step at a time. 60 yards impressive. how about 80. drops it in the basket on a deep-crossing route. he goes for the touchdown, 28-14. next time with the ball, though, smith dropped the touchdown. a short touchdown reception, and the stumble. west virginia -- 21-17 your final. >> checking in on the orlsors. -- checking in on the orioles last night. you see rodriguez
to 76. state-wide today, a little warmer to our south and west, down here in northern virginia there were some 80s, most of us hanging out in the 70s. tomorrow mid-to upper 80s, sun plus a lot of sunshine going to help that happen. we're cool but not as cool as this hour last night. yesterday we were close to 40 degrees, buy wind tonight have quieted down, and they are going to be out of the south tonight. south breeze helping to keep us a little warmer. south wind kicking in stronger tomorrow, clear skies tomorrow and into the day, a lot of sunshine, the bottom line is we do have some back to weather, back across chicago moving the to detroit. but high pressure, keeping the dry air around, keeping us clear, that southerly wind flow will keep us up tomorrow as the high moves east. that disturbance kicks south, it will bring us a chance for showers into tomorrow night. it's going to take a while to happen. our forecast model showing you we'll that have chance for a line of showers to develop out in the western part have the state. they may make it in but it does look like they f
football again. >> the west virginia border rivalry continues in morgantown, the terps have will have matched last year's total by winning their first two games. >> i'm joe abreu tanya with the press box report. , >>> what happens in vegas stays in vegas, this is what happens in reno, dozens of house keepers folding for the gold. the annual housekeeping olympics raging from bed making to garbage man relay and, yes, towel folding. >> have that whole team come over to my place. >> yeah, might workout. >> sunny weekend. >> perfect. have a good one. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. my name is...peggy. what usis problem, please? peggy? sure...well... suddenl
of loyal service. we caught up with donovan in virginia tonight where he and his wife and other redskins wives were getting ready for a basketball showdown between the eagles wives. we asked donovan how the emotions are going so far? >> i couldn't even tell you yet. i mean, right now i've got practice tomorrow. it will be just as normal practice and we'll see how the game goes leading up to it. then i'll probably give you a better answer of the emotions. >> as for the redskins wives, they played a tune up. there is donovan's wife right there driving and nailing it. and a double 0 right there is dan snyder's wife tanya. the proud honeys in the crowd. and dan was there too. hoops now, pro hoops, gilbert arenas says he's not going to smile this year. that didn't sit well with some people yesterday. quite frankly if he averages 25 a game like he did, he could wear a red nose and a clown outfit and nobody would mind. gilbert looking quick and fully recovered from his knee issues and playing alongside that young man john wall, the number one pick who has been knocking everybody's socks off at
is a strong thunderstorm in the pnhandle of west virginia. a severe thunderstorm warning for hampsheir, morgan county, west virginia. that storm is heading off to the northeast. should be moving into cumberland and washington county in maryland in the next few minutes or so. we could have wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour. sewhere, scattered showers today up to noontime and sun this afternoon. more rain tomorrow afternoon into thursday. and that's your weather. meredith >> al, thank you very much. new york mayor michael bloomberg turned some heads as he addressed the education nation suit being put on here in new york by nbc news. he says he plans to put teachers to task and make them earn their tenure. i want to get to education in just a second, but first let's talk politics, both the president and the vice president are out there trying to galvanize the youth vote that helped them get elected in 2008. but 25% of young voters are certain they'll go to vote. is his strategy likely to pay off in the long run? >> it's disappointing the number of people that rn out in elections. >> don't the dem
. maybe rain across southern virginia by sunday afternoon or night. hopefully get some rain in here sunday night into monday. temperatures sunday. probably no higher than 70 degrees. believe it or not. quick look at the tropics. it will continue to weaken as it stays over the land. that's a good thing for the gulf of mexico. we will see days of heavy, drenching rains and no doubt, mudslides and floods for those folks in central america, nicaragua, honduras, and perhaps central portions of mexico as well. disturbed weather down here. and some of the models still predicting that something can develop by next week. and perhaps in the gulf of mexico. or in the caribbean. keep watching that area. small craft advisory, tomorrow. west winds, 10 to 15. and gusts to 20. they'll be drying things up. could be a nice, breezy afternoon. if you're heading out on the bay, watch out for the rocky water there. 69 tonight. a warm night. tomorrow, 85, early and dropping to the low 80s. 70s by middle afternoon. and not nearly as hot as you see. and by tomorrow night, we'll be dropping back in the 60s to the 5
to keep us in warm air. across maryland, pennsylvania and virginia area, through the end of the week. beginning tomorrow. by the weekend, that front will slip through the region. maybe a shower saturday night and second. and temperatures will start -- sunday. and temperatures will start to fall once again. for the night, we'll call it cooler temperatures. much warmer air. in fact, one station in tennessee got to the upper 90s. if you can believe that or not. yeah. >>> now, that front kind of sliding across new england. may bring us a few clouds and a brief chance of a shower. otherwise, still warm air for thursday and friday. until that front begins to clear things out by the weekend. and drop temperatures. a weak tropical storm, just sitting out there. barely moving. north/northwest at 2. going to stay there for days and days. probably have no influence on the united states or any land mass at this point. we expect it really to become a hurricane briefly and die out. it's so far out in the atlantic. now, this area of disturbed weather, south of the antilles, could develop into a tro
system. you can see as it gets closer to us as it crosses into southern virginia it looks like it's going to be midnight on thursday. it still only has winds of 40 miles per hour. that's strong but not as powerful as many other tropical storms, and no isabell. i want to emphasize that too. it will have a lot of rain with it. how much rain are we talking about? please understand this is preliminary. it's going to be bad along the carolinas. wilmington had over 10 yesterday. that was bad. but the models show the heaviest rain may be coming over dc talking 3 to 6 inches of rain on thursday. some of them can rotate and produce thunderstorms. we can get that with tropical remnants so we have to watch for that. tonight it's quiet, about 61 degrees, and tomorrow we're talking about a day getting up to 74 with perhaps the evening showers so it's really thursday when we're going to have all the activity and something else coming up on the news edge at 11:00 is our future cast model to give an idea of the timing and when the heaviest rain is going to be and where it will track. but thursday definit
friend is accused of hiding the gun at a nearby playground after the shooting. >>> a virginia community is mourning tonight after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trenum was found unresponsive at his home this morning. went to district high school in nokesville. a cause of death was not confirmed but they tell fox 5 the death does not appear to be accidental. >> he of the one person that everybody was friends -- he was the one person that everybody was friends. with he was funny and could pretty much make everybody laugh and feel better in an instant. it's hard. everybody is taking it hard. >> austin's family released a statement saying in part austin was a wonderful son, brother and grandson. he was deeply loved by his family and highly respected by his teammates, friends and classmates. funeral arrangements are being made. >>> president obama said it flat out, d.c. schools are not good enough for his daughters. that's right after his secretary of education complimented schools chancellor michelle rhee on the job she's done. fox 5's roby chavez has more.
shout out a big holla, to everybody headed to the annual state fair of virginia. it's been a virginia tradition since 1854, the first year chris wragge went. all sorts of family fun, animals, rides, music, swing dancing, festival food and arts and crafts. thanks to everyone for watching "the early show" on saturday on cbs 6 in richmond. that will do it for weather. chris, over to you. >> all right, lon, thanks so much. we can't hear a darn thing out here with all the music playing. when we come back, ron miguel is here. born to be wild from a white tiger to kangaroo, he's got it all from the miami zoo, we've got it all. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. i'm being charged a $35 annual fee. yes? tell me it's a mistake. yes? are you saying yes or are you asking yes? yes? peggy? peggy? anncr: want better customer service? switch to discover. ranked #1 in customer loyalty. it pays to discover. no pain medicine is proven to last longer than advil. not tylenol. not aleve. nothing lasts longer than advil. pain relief that lasts. one more reason to make advil your #1 choice. caltrate de
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